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Britain Rebooted : Scotland in a Federal Union, Paperback / softback Book

Britain Rebooted : Scotland in a Federal Union Paperback / softback

Part of the Viewpoints series


Great Britain, (abbreviation: UK) England, Wales and Scotland considered as a unit.

The name is also often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom. reboot, ri-bu:t , verb to restart or revive... give fresh impetus to... federal, fed ar-al, adj. having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs. Would federalism work in the UK?Wouldn't England dominate a British federation?How would powers be distributed between federal and home Nation level?What about the House of Lords?In the run up to the historic referendum on Scottish independence there has been a plethora of tracts, articles and books arguing for and against, but there remains a gap in the literature: the case for Scotland becoming part of a `rebooted' federal Union.

It is an old, usually Liberal, dream, but one still worth fighting for. It is often assumed that federalism is somehow `alien' to the Scottish and British constitutional tradition but in this short book journalist David Torrance argues that not only has the UK already become a quasi-federal state but that formal federation is the best way of squaring the competing demands of Nationalists and Unionists. He also uses Scotland's place within a federal UK to examine other potential reforms with a view to tackling ever-increasing inequality across the British Isles and create a more equal, successful and constitutionally coherent country.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political ideologies
  • ISBN: 9781910021712

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